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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2018) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson talks with Sailors stationed at Navy Support Facility Panama City during an all-hands call with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)

CNO releases 'A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Version 2.0'

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released ‘A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Version 2.0,’ Dec....

Just how did KFC become a Christmas tradition in Japan?

Despite the oft-repeated myth, Coca-Cola did not in fact invent the modern image of a fat, jolly, red-and-white-...

The financial benefits of adopting a pet

Overcrowding is a serious problem in America’s animal shelters. According to the ...
Six easy tips for reducing holiday stress graphic by health.mil

Combat holiday blues, fight stress with helpful hints from ACS

While the holidays are a joyful time, they can also be a source of stress. Learning how to handle that stress can keep the holiday season...

IC1 Jonathan Kelly and IC1, 1st Squadron, Joint Communications Support Element check a communications satallite dish on Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan during exercise Yama Sakura, December 12, 2018

Joint Communications Support Element provides Global Support

CHITOSE, Japan -- Whether on a hill, in a dale or on a dusty trail, battlefield communications are essential to every service member no matter...

Hiroji Yamashiro, 66, chairman of the Okinawa Peace Activity Center, was convicted in March of a string of offenses that included cutting barbed wire on a fence surrounding a U.S. military installation.  MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES

Japanese high court upholds guilty verdict for Okinawan protest leader

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A Japanese high court has upheld a guilty verdict for an Okinawan protest leader convicted of anti-U.S. base activities on...

Construction equipment is visible at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Dec. 4, 2018.  CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II/STARS AND STRIPES

Landfill work begins on controversial Futenma relocation facility in Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Landfill on a controversial new U.S. military runway that will one day facilitate the relocation and closure of Marine...

Basic Allowance for Housing rates for 2019 are released; will increase an average of 2.55 percent

Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 2.55 percent beginning on January 1, 2019, the Department of Defense announced late...

Col. W. Scott Gallaway, front, commander, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, leads the formation July 2, 2018, during a ceremony at Ansbach's Storck Barracks Airfield. (U.S. ARMY)

Hundreds of soldiers thought they had holiday leave. Now the Army’s trying to help them cancel their tickets

STUTTGART, Germany — Scores of soldiers deployed to Europe could be on the hook after purchasing airline tickets home for the holidays, only to...

A soldier from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division trains last year at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Paju, South Korea. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)

With clock ticking, US, S. Korea fail to reach deal on military cost-sharing

SEOUL, South Korea — With an end-of-year deadline fast approaching, the United States and South Korea failed to reach a new military cost-sharing...

A KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling training in 2017. (STEPHEN CAMPBELL/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Iwakuni Marines honor lost KC-130J aircrew with memorial service, flyover

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — A single KC-130J flew slowly past MCAS Iwakuni Friday in remembrance of five Marines who lost their...

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 21, 2018) The future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego after completing its maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Tulsa is the eighth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is scheduled for commissioning Feb. 16, 2019 in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Isaacs/Released)

Officials detail steps to improve Navy, Marine Corps Readiness

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy and Marine Corps have some readiness challenges, but both services are taking steps to address them, Navy Secretary...

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